Callum Strike




A specialist in the strategic resolution of significant disputes, Callum has a particular focus on disputes relating to energy and resources projects, multi-jurisdictional disputes and financial and regulatory matters.

Callum has extensive experience working closely with clients to pursue and defend landmark proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia, as well as resolving some of Australia’s largest international and domestic arbitrations.

Callum is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has been recognised as a rising star in Australian litigation and dispute resolution and an emerging leading lawyer in energy and resources disputes.

Key deals


  • Resolved a number of confidential international arbitrations concerning Australia’s largest oil and gas and iron ore projects.
  • Acting for a joint venture party in an international arbitration relating to the determination of project interests in a large foreign oil and gas project.
  • Advised on emergency SIAC arbitration relating to an oil and gas marketing dispute.


Acted for INPEX on multiple matters, including in Federal Court Proceedings dealing with misleading or deceptive conduct relating to the supply of protective coatings in the Ichthys oil and gas project.

Additionally, acted in Supreme Court of Northern Territory proceedings with Halikos regarding a significant property development. Callum’s primary focus was complex expert evidence and damages calculation.

Major Australian iron ore producer

Acted for a major iron ore producer in Supreme Court litigation and arbitration arising out of a power supply agreement.

CH2M Hill Group

Acted in Supreme Court of Western Australia and Court of Appeal proceedings relating to a call on approximately A$2.4 billion of parent company guarantees, including one of the first decisions on the Court’s approach to hearings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regulatory response

Acting for ASX200 company responding to multinational regulatory investigations.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Acted for the ACCC in landmark cases dealing with statutory unconscionability, unfair contract terms and franchising code penalties.